A Practical look at Cross Cultural Exchange: New Zealand-China Case Studies: Implications of Cross Cultural Exchange in two Projects: Immigration New Zealand and International Education Exchange in China
The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the challenges encountered in enaging with the dynamics invovled in the cross cultural exchanges that occur in two projects that involve New Zealand institutions. One project is located in New Zealand, the Auckland Migrant Regional Services (ARMS)programme; which assists with the settling in of new migrants to Auckland, New Zealand. The other project is an international one; the Friendly Experimental Classes (FEC), which is a joint international education programme that runs in public schools in China resulting from the co-operation with the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)in New Zealand. This paper is a joint presentation by Nazli Effendi, Director of Education Quality of the WITT FEC programme and Desmond Abrahams the Co-ordinator of the ARMS programme.
Keywords: Range of ethnic and cultural realties encountered, Social Identities, Notions of culture and ethnicity
Director of Education Quality, Senior Manager, Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)